N.M. Police Seek Shooter in Horse-Related Case

Bernalillo County, N.M., law enforcement authorities are seeking a man who allegedly shot another man over the price of a horse.

Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Aaron Williamson said deputies responded to a rural location where horses are boarded on Jan. 25; at the scene, deputies discovered a man with a single, small gage rifle wound to his abdomen.

“The victim and the offender were reported (to be) arguing about the price of a horse at the time of the incident,” Williamson said.

The victim was taken to the University of New Mexico Hospital for treatment where he is in stable condition, Williamson said.

Williamson said the offender, identified by witnesses as Luis Roybal, remains at large. A warrant has been issued for Roybal's arrest, Williamson said.

Roybal was unavailable for comment.

Anyone with information about Roybal's whereabouts or about the case should call the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department at 505/468-7100, Williamson said.

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Pat Raia

Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

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